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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1394

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

The number of Service officers holding such diplomatic title at any time may not exceed eight. 7 USC 5232.

SEC. 4212. AGRICULTURAL ATTACHE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. The Administrator of the Service (hereinafter in this part referred to as the "Administrator") shall establish a program within the Service that directs attaches of the Service who are reeissigned from abroad to the United States, and other personnel of the Service, to visit and consult with producers and exporters of agricultural commodities and products and State officials throughout the United States concerning various methods to increase exports of United States agricultural commodities and products.

7 USC 5233.

SEC. 4213. PERSONNEL RESOURCE TIME. (a) IN GENERAL.—In planning the overall allocation of personnel resource time of agricultural attaches of the Service, the Administrator shall ensure that the maximum quantity practicable of the overall personnel resource time of agricultural attaches of the Service be devoted to activities designed to increase markets for United States agricultural commodities and products, (b) REPORTS.—The Administrator shall submit reports to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate that describe the allocation of personnel resource time of agricultural attaches during the 1988 and 1989 fiscal years. The report for fiscal year 1988 shall be submitted not later than September 30, 1988, or 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever is later. The report for fiscal year 1989 shall be submitted not later than September 30, 1989.

7 USC 5234.

SEC. 4214. COOPERATOR ORGANIZATIONS. (a) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that the foreign market development cooperator program of the Service, and the activities of individual foreign market cooperator organizations, have been among the most successful and cost-effective means to expand United States agricultural exports. Congress affirms its support for the program and the activities of the cooperator organizations. The Administrator and the private sector should work together to ensure that the program, and the activities of cooperator organizations, are expanded in the future. 0?) COMMODITIES FOR CooPERATOR ORGANIZATIONS.—The Secretary of Agriculture may make available to cooperator organizations agricultural commodities owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation, for use by such cooperators in projects designed to expand markets for United States agricultural commodities and products. (c) RELATION TO FUNDS.—Commodities made available to cooperator organizations under this section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, funds appropriated for market development activities of such cooperator organizations. (d) CoNFUCTS OF INTEREST.—The Secretary shall take appropriate action to prevent conflicts of interest among cooperator organizations participating in the cooperator program. (e) EVALUATION.—It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary should establish a consistent, objective means for the evaluation of cooperator programs.

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